ARGENTINA: Chilean Women

Eight shabby sedans, each driven by a grim-faced man, each freighted with five pretty, nervous and very young women, dashed and slithered over the mountain road from Chile to Argentina, plowed with whining gears through deepening snow, finally bogged down in a great drift just beneath the towering statue of "The Christ of the Andes."

Not even the Statue of Liberty is more famed among Latins. Thirty-one years ago Argentina and Chile renounced war in a spirit profoundly Christian, melted down hundreds of cannon to cast "The Christ of the Andes." Last week the huge figure, standing guard between two...

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